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MEDI3043 Year 3 Assessment

Module Overview

This module comprises the objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) at the end of Year 3 and the specific preparation for it. Much of this preparation will occur during the revision period before the OSCE, but the assessment is synoptic which means that learning from other modules (including previous years of the programme) will also be assessed in this context. Therefore, preparation for this examination should be considered to include all the teaching and learning encountered during the programme so far, including clinical experience.


In order to meet the learning outcomes, the syllabus will contain teaching in the following areas: 1) Clinical Skills small-group and individual practical teaching 2) On-line and eLearning material relevant to the content of the assessments 3) Other directed learning opportunities as appropriate 4) Time for private study

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

The module will be taught through a range of learning and teaching strategies which will include: • Practical sessions • Guided self-study • Example OSCE stations • eLearning

Independent Study177.5
Total study time187.5

Resources & Reading list

General guidance and example OSCE stations.

Clinical skills team. 

MedShare for previous lectures.

Clinical and professional encounters. 

Reading list for BM5 programme.


Assessment Strategy

This module will be assessed by an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) following the Revision Period. Further details are available on Blackboard.


MethodPercentage contribution
Objective Structured Clinical Examination 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Objective Structured Clinical Examination 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal


Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:

Equipment and Materials

It is expected that students bring a stethoscope and fob watch to the OSCE.

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at

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